November 01, 2016

October Snapshots

I am trying out a new series of posts based on the month of the year.  Here in San Francisco, we have a bitterly cold July and August when the marine layer, or fog, rolls in from the ocean.  September warms up quickly and October is our second spring.  Below are snapshots from October 2016.


Noe Valley entry garden.




New lawn in St. Francis Woods.




Asters, or Symphyotrichum.  I've got to learn this new name.


With my true friend, Olivia at the Digging Dog Nursery.



English borders in the Marina.


September 30, 2016

Bulbs for Spring 2017

Here's some of the bulbs and tubers I ordered for next year.   If you like iries, your must check out Schreiner's Iris Gardens.







September 14, 2016

San Francisco Botanical Garden

A perfect sunny September day in the California garden at the San Francisco Botanical Garden.  This beautiful dry garden is in fall glory.  


Summer dormant Aesculus californica






Devil's Mountain Nursery

Here's some nice plants I saw while shopping at Devil's Mountain Nursery in San Ramon.  It's only open to the trade.


Aster ericoides 'Monte Cassino'



Pennisetum setaceum



 Cupressus macrocarpa 'Wilma Goldcrest'



 Thunbergia grandiflora



 Clematis "Cardinal Wyszynski'



 Some of their topiaries available



Plumbago auriculata 'Alba' - White Cape Plumbago


Leucophyllum zygophyllum 'Cimarron' - dwarf blue ranger.



Lomandra confertifolia 'Seascape'



Lomandra longifolia 'Lime Tuff'



Aster cordifolius 'Little Carlow'

August 04, 2016

Sissinghurst and Great Dixter

Second day we drove to Sissinghurst Castle, home of Vita Sackville-West.   The day was completely overcast and intermittent showers.   Great light for taking photographs.


July 20, 2016

Summer Snapshots

Here's some snapshots from July 2016.




First year for the Hollywood Juniper, Pittosporum 'Golf Ball' and Lavendula.





Bernal Hill cottage garden.



Marina English border garden.





Simply three colors of Achillea.





June 29, 2016

Marina's English Border in June Glory





A typical back yard of a San Francisco residence is rectangular about 25 feet wide by 50 so feet deep.  This turned out to be an interesting project.  One I enjoyed and pleased the client. 






June 15, 2016

June Snapshots

Snapshots of my gardens in June 2016.


Glen Park



Dearborn Community Garden



Santolina virens



Phacelia tanacetifolia



Potrero Entry Garden



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